The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has rejected the new National Minimum wage of N27, 000 as recommended by the National Council of State, adding that the fact that the federal government agrees to pay N30, 000 notwithstanding.
TUC in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and it’s national secretary, Comrade Musa-Lawal Ozigi, maintained that though the Council of State decision was advisory in nature, it’s weighty and may give semblance of authority to the decision.
“This decision must not be allowed to stand because it will set a wrong precedent for the future: that is, after statutory bodies have done their jobs, Council of State will now sit to review it.
“Let it be known that N30,000 minimum wage is a product of negotiation, not legislation, not advise and not a decree.
“Minimum wage issue therefore, is moving to a new theatre, the National Assembly.
“We expect the representative of the people if really they are to do the needful during the public hearing.” The statement said.